The former leader of the hip-hop group Heavy D and the Boyz has died at the age of 44. Heavy D was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles and was pronounced dead at 1:00 PM (Pacific Time) Police are investigating his death but there are no signs of foul play.
Heavy D real name Dwight Arrington Myers made into the music industry with Living Large, his first record with the Boyz, in 1987, made some several hits like “Now That We Found Love” and wrote and performed the theme song for “In Living Color” and MADtv also appeared as an actor in the movie “Live.”
His last CD, “Love Opus,” was released this year.
Heavy D also pursued an acting career, which included mostly roles on TV shows and movies. He played a courthouse guard in the Eddie Murphy film “Tower Heist,” released last weekend.
He used his Twitter account Monday night to express sadness about the death of boxer Joe Frazier:
SMOKIN JOE FRAZIER..RIP.. truly one of the best heavyweight champs that ever lived.. GODS SPEED,MR FRAZIER!
Heavy D’s last Twitter message, posted late Monday, was: “BE INSPIRED!”